Babson Magazine

Spring 2018

News, Notes + Nods


Steven Stavrou

Steven Stavrou (far right) emails, “I believe strongly in economic opportunity and entrepreneurial capital as peace-building mechanisms. We created a model for conflict regions and applied it to the island of Cyprus, launching CyprusInno last year with the goal of creating a startup ecosystem. Although Cyprus has long been divided between a Turkish-Cypriot (Muslim) north and a Greek-Cypriot (Christian) south, it could become a model for peace, stability, and co-existence in the Middle East. CyprusInno is the first bi-zonal, intercommunal digital platform, connecting Cypriot entrepreneurs, startups, and innovators. This photo was taken at our business mixer, held at the Home for Cooperation in the UN-controlled buffer zone.”